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IHERC announces 85% of Parliamentary Election results

Waar Media - 2018-10-05 11:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) announced on Thursday evening 85% of the preliminary from the Sunday’s parliamentary election, according to which, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) far ahead of other politic ...

Iraq Kurds far from independence despite referendum

Washington Times - 2018-10-04 05:00
President Trump caused a stir across the Middle East last week with his lavish praise for the Kurds' role in defeating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but just over a year after Iraqi Kurdistan's ill-fated independence referendum, the Kurds remain even f ...

IHERC announces results of Kurdistan Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-10-03 18:50
WAAR-DUHOK: The Independent High Election and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has reportedly concluded the process of ballot counting for Sunday’s parliamentary election of Kurdistan Region. The results of the ballots are as follows: Kurdistan Democratic P ...

Oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan struggles to rebuild tattered economy

E-Kurd - 2018-10-03 00:07
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The oil-rich Iraqi region of Kurdistan is struggling to rebuild its economy, a year after an ill-fated independence referendum that Baghdad deemed illegal. A massive yes vote in the September 2017 plebiscite provoked ...

Iraqi Kurds vote for new Kurdistan parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-10-01 17:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurds voted on Sunday for a new parliament in their autonomous region, which is mired in an economic crisis a year after an independence referendum that infuriated Baghdad. Almost 3.1 million voters were elig ...

Schwierige Wahl in der Region Kurdistan

IMPN - 2018-10-01 13:56
KRG Wahlen, Wirtschaftskrisen, erfolgloses Referendum über die Unabhängigkeit, die Zentralregierung im Irak und die Ausübung der angespannten Beziehungen mit der KDP, die PUK wurde in einer Umgebung durchgeführt. ...

Over 3 million Kurdistani vote in Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-09-30 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s parliamentary election kicked off on Sunday morning for over three million voters. According to the Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC), 773 candidates from 29 political parties will compete for ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Regional Elections Test a Brittle Status Quo

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-29 12:19
The fallout continues to settle after Iraqi Kurdistan’s fraught independence referendum one year ago. In thisA, our Iraq Senior Adviser Maria Fantappie surveys the political landscape ahead of the first regional legislative elections since the plebiscite ...

Man Paints Big Kurdish Flag on Mountain in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-26 19:30
ERBIL - A Kurdish man in the Kurdistan Region's Koya district has painted a big Kurdish flag on a mountain to mark the first anniversary of the independence referendum. Talking to BasNews, Ahmed Karim, the head of the project, pointed out that he had all ...

Barzani on Referendum: We Made History Last Year

BAS News - 2018-09-26 17:10
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said they had made history last year on 25 September when almost 93% of the people voted in favor of independence during a landmark referendum. “We are pea ...

Barzani on 2017’s Referendum: It was Misinterpreted

BAS News - 2018-09-25 17:15
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, reiterated on Tuesday that independence and self-determination is a natural right reserved for all people, but the Kurd’s move last year was misinterpreted. “It is ...

First anniversary of Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Waar Media - 2018-09-25 10:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The people of the Kurdistan Region are marking the first anniversary of its historic referendum on independence, which saw an overwhelming majority vote in favor of statehood. In an event scheduled to be held in Erbil on Monday, Kurds and Ira ...

A Year on: Kurdistan Never Regrets 2017’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-25 10:10
ERBIL — Today marks the first anniversary of the historic independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, a move that the Kurds view as a landmark in the modern history of Kurdish struggle for freedom. Twelve months on, the political situation in the re ...

Pictures: Kirkuk Hoisting Kurdistan Flag to Mark Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-25 10:10
ERBIL — People in Kirkuk have raised the Kurdistan flags across the disputed Kurdish city to mark the first anniversary of the landmark of the independence referendum a year earlier. According to the information and photographs obtained by BasNews, Kurdi ...

A Year on Since Referendum: Barzani Reveals US Envoys’ Position

BAS News - 2018-09-24 12:34
Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has commented on the independence referendum he spearheaded last year in Kurdistan. In a documentary by al-Jazeera, he revealed the negotiations Erbil had with Baghdad and ...

Iranian Kurds Mark First Anniversary of Kurdistan Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-21 13:08
ERBIL — A few days ahead of the first anniversary of the Kurdistan independence referendum, a number of hikers in the Iranian Kurdistan have hailed the prolonged struggle of Kurdish prominent leader, Masoud Barzani in preserving the rights of Kurds. Acco ...

Barzani: Iraqis to Punish Chauvinists Who Opposed to Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-17 14:41
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish politician and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said the people of Iraq have proven that they reject Chauvinism, and they will punish those who stand against the Kurds and their rights. Barzani made the re ...

London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit referendum

Waar Media - 2018-09-16 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for another Brexit vote, saying the British public should get a “fresh say on our future”. Mr Khan said the referendum should offer voters the choice of staying in the EU against any deal the government m ...

Spanish PM proposes referendum on greater autonomy for Catalonia

Waar Media - 2018-09-04 10:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Monday proposed holding a referendum on greater autonomy for Catalonia but ruled out allowing a vote on independence. He told Cadena SER radio that the dialogue he is encouraging between Madrid and Cata ...

KDP Official Responds to Iranian FM on Kurdistan Flag, Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-03 01:12
ERBIL — A senior member of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has responded to remarks by Iranian foreign minister on the Kurdistan flag and referendum, saying such a statement was not expected form a diplomat. Hemin Hwarami wrote on his officia ...
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